The slimmed down US defence budget has left the Pentagon struggling to find resources internally in order to achieve the goals it set back in 2018, including shifting more focus on countering China and Russia.
Nine years after a revolution, Egypt is still coping with a number of security and economic challenges, says Amr Zakariya. But despite difficulties the country is now moving in the right direction, believes the expert.
While British Conservatives have long lauded the Singapore model as a viable post-Brexit scenario for Britain, the concept has its pros and cons, say European academics, explaining why the EU is expressing anxiety about the UK's alleged plan to create a "Singapore-on-Thames".
Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files,” joined Radio Sputnik Tuesday to discuss how her talk at an upcoming conference at Georgia Southern University was canceled after she refused to sign a contractual pledge to not support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Now she’s filing a lawsuit in defense of her First Amendment rights.
The trial began Tuesday of four Embassy Protection Collective activists arrested last May for defending Venezuela’s Washington, DC, embassy from opposition seizure. A Sputnik journalist reported the opposition, which continues to harass activists, has let the facility fall into disrepair as Juan Guaido’s coup movement continues to stall.
In a Tuesday announcement, London confirmed that it will approve a controversial and long-delayed High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. UK PM Boris Johnson dropped a clear hint last month that he would push ahead with the transport scheme, despite a report from a public spending watchdog finding that HS2 was "over budget and behind schedule".
A new survey claims the reason Labour lost in the December 2019 UK General Election was due in part to the British public’s dislike of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as opposed to any policy regarding Brexit. Robin Tilbrook, chairman of the English Democrats, gave his view on the survey findings.
With further Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU now having got underway, the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remains a contentious topic.
Belgium’s Flemish Interest is making a major leap forward in the polls, as ratings of the right-wing party continue to soar following the 2019 federal election. If the trend continues, the party's opponents may have to stop boycotting it.
A number of Chile’s urban infrastructure elements have been unofficially renamed as a result of a social revolt in the country. Officially, the names remain the same. Sputnik has managed to talk to the rebels’ associates who believe they are “rewriting the country’s history".
GENOA (Sputnik) - Turkey should stick to the commitments it made at the Berlin conference on Libya and avert the crisis in the North African country from becoming a proxy war, Marco Minniti, a member of the Italian parliament from the Democratic Party and former interior minister, stated.
Saudi Arabia is now starting to terminate marriage contracts (divorce) in court forcibly for both a husband and wife – even if one of the spouses doesn’t appear in court or recognise the divorce.
US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed a $4.8 trillion dollar federal budget for next year that includes big cuts to social safety net programs - yet another reflection of his agenda to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich, civil rights attorney Julie Hurwitz told Sputnik Monday.
Pete Buttigieg is rising as a consensus pick for moderate Democrats, while Joe Biden is losing steam, say US observers, explaining why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaign donors have thrown their weight behind the young Democratic dark horse.
The idea that humanity should switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is not new, as it was predicted decades ago that the resources will become far more difficult to obtain at some point; however, so far these fears have failed to materialise.
On 28-30 January, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) held its 13th annual international conference entitled "Strategic Assessment for Israel: A Look at the Coming Decade." INSS researcher, Retired Brig. General Dr Meir Elran, has shed light on Israel's strategic goals and outlined Israel's vision of Russia's role in the Middle East.
Donald Trump's "deal of the century" has broken the decades-long stalemate with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian issue, says Israeli political commentator Nelly Gutina, explaining how the US' Middle Eastern plan affects the Israeli political landscape, completely diverting attention from Benjamin Netanyahu's trial.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) smear campaign against the whistleblowers who questioned the watchdog's Douma report has failed to achieve the desired effect, British observers say, stressing that the OPCW has yet to dispel suspicions triggered by its apparently doctored dossier.
Formed a year and a half ago, the interdepartmental commission of the Serbian government, which was supposed to study the aftermath of the 1999 bombing, hasn’t actually started work: only holding one meeting.
The US should act collectively with technology companies from allied countries to counter the threat of China's dominance in 5G technologies, US Attorney General William Barr suggested on 6 February. He noted the existing gap in 5G race between Washington and Beijing and called on the state to consider supporting EU friendly manufacturers.